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Gamps and Harrises

Workhouse nurses, real or supposititious. (See Gamp.)

“Mr. Gathorne Hardy is to look after the Gamps and Harrises of Lambeth and the Strand.” —The Daily Telegraph.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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